Center

The Center for Peace and Human Security (CPHS) at the American University of Kurdistan, in Duhok, examines a variety of questions relevant to peace-building, co-existence, reconciliation, minority rights, human security, crime prevention, deterrence, policing, good governance, and victim support and protection.
We aim to produce high-quality academic research for the Kurdistan Region, Iraq, the Middle East, and the International Community. We promote a multidisciplinary research approach that draws on theories and methodologies from many academic fields, including but not limited to, Security Studies, Peace Studies, Criminology, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, and Health Science/Medicine. We are also eager to work with top-level international universities, research centers, and organizations.